Dominican Republic (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Not RequirArrivals to the Dominican Republic will not be required to quarantine, unless arriving from the UK.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Arrivals from the UK will be required to quarantine for at least 7 days in a government facility.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.07.2021
1. Flights from Haiti to Dominican Rep. are suspended.
– This does not apply to nationals of Dominican Rep. traveling on repatriation flights.
2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Spain must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.
3. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
4. Passengers arriving from Venezuela must have an authorization obtained from immigration authorities before departure.
5. Passengers must complete an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
7. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Details can be found at www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus
8. Airline crew arriving from Spain without a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
9. Airline crew arriving from Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival, are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air.

The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel.

The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers from the UK who arrive without a PCR certificate will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost.

You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey.

All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.
 

Lockdown Details

A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide.

From Wednesday 14 July 2021 the nationwide curfew is from 11pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 9pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday.

Transit is permitted for the first two hours of curfew, i.e. until 1am Monday to Friday and until 11pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home.

There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.

Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may happen at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.

-it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
-when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
-public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
-The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips

The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
 

Sources

https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co